Design of the Week: Voronoi Pearl Light Lamp No. 1

Light patterns from the Voronoi Pearl Light Lamp No. 1

Light patterns from the Voronoi Pearl Light Lamp No. 1

This week’s selection is the decorative Voronoi Pearl Light Lamp No. 1 by designer Gravity Shapes.

The piece is a simple sphere that’s been desiccated by the Voronoi method. This method transforms a “normal” shape into a network of cells that approximate the original shape. It’s much like replacing a shape with bubbles in the same outline. 

While there have been many Voronoi objects developed for 3D printing - and you can even make them yourself quite easily - this one has an interesting function: lighting. 

Light patterns from the Voronoi Pearl Light Lamp No. 1

Light patterns from the Voronoi Pearl Light Lamp No. 1

The idea is to place a small but powerful LED light in the interior of the sphere where it will cast Voronoi shadows on nearby walls. 

It’s a way of amplifying the Voronoi effect to the full size of a room. I expect you might be able to develop some very interesting lighting effects by using multiple of these lamps, particularly if using different colors and motion. 

Gravity Shapes offers several variations of this design on their Shapeways shop, as well as numerous other Voronoized objects for 3D printing. The 10.4cm Voronoi Pearl Light Lamp No. 1 is priced at USD$64 each. 

Via Shapeways and Gravity Shapes

General Fabb

Kerry Stevenson, aka "General Fabb" has been writing Fabbaloo posts since he launched the venture in 2007, with an intention to promote and grow the incredible technology of 3D printing across the world. So far, it seems to be working!

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